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Norfolk County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Norfolk County Arrest Records?

Norfolk County arrest records are official documents that law enforcement agencies create when they arrest a suspected offender. The records provide information about the arrest and the arrestee. Typical information included in an arrest report would be:

  • The arrestee’s full name
  • The arrestee’s date of birth
  • The arrestee’s height, eye color, race, weight, and other descriptive features
  • The arrestee’s mugshot
  • Location and time of the arrest
  • The incidents leading to the arrest
  • The arresting officer’s details

In Norfolk County, interested individuals may obtain arrest records from the local police department offices.

Crime Statistics

There were 1,149 violent crimes and 6,620 property crimes in Norfolk County in 2015. Compared to 2010 figures, these represent a 19.9% drop in violent crime rate and a 35.3% drop in property crime incidents over the five years. Aggravated assault was the most common violent crime in Norfolk County in 2015, with 908 cases. Other incidences of violent crimes include two murders, 92 rapes, and 147 robberies. A breakdown of property crime figures for the county shows 1,233 burglaries, 5,048 larcenies-thefts, 339 vehicle thefts, and 17 arsons. Norfolk County’s five-year crime trend reveals that murder (87.5%), aggravated assault (12.8%), robbery (50%), burglary (44.9%), larceny (32.7%), vehicle theft (32.2%), and arson (43.3%) rates declined. Rape (10.8%) was the only crime to record a higher incidence in the five years.

What are Norfolk County Criminal Records?

Criminal records are official documents that law enforcement agencies generate when the courts try to sentence offenders. The courts, along with the correctional facilities, provide input for these records. Criminal records typically contain arrest records and information on the charges brought against the convict. They also detail where the inmate will serve time and the duration of incarceration. If the inmate is no longer serving time, criminal records will provide probation information and the probation officer’s details. In Norfolk County, the Sheriff’s Office accepts requests for criminal records.

How Do I Get Norfolk County Criminal Records?

In Norfolk County, interested individuals may obtain criminal records by sending a public records request to the Sheriff’s Office in person, by email, or by post. Requesters must provide as much information as possible, including the name of the person on the record, the conviction date, and the conviction charges. The Sheriff’s office is open Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office
200 West Street
P.O. Box 149
Dedham MA 02026

How to Find Norfolk County Sex Offender Information?

Sex offender information for all counties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is available in a central database maintained by the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB). This statewide registry includes the records of Level 2 and Level 3 offenders registered after July 12, 2013. Members of the public can access this registry on the SORB website.

Interested persons may use the Name Search feature to find specific offenders by their last and first names. Users must provide details like registration status to improve the search result. To pull a list of all registered sex offenders living in Norfolk County, researchers may use the Count search function. Researchers can also search by city, zip code, and street address.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Norfolk County Jail?

The Sheriff’s Office permits each inmate of the county jail to have up to five individuals approved to visit. Potential visitors must complete an approval form and submit it to the following address:

Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office
200 West Street, P.O. Box 149
Dedham, MA 02027
TelePhone: (781) 329-3705 Attention: Lobby Officers

Visitors must give seven - ten days for approval and contact the facility to confirm approval. Visitors must provide legal ID to gain entry to the facility. Adult visitors may bring children on Saturdays only and must present the child’s birth certificate to substitute ID. All visitors must dress properly and may not wear any of the following:

  • Shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Miniskirts
  • Jewelry
  • Sleeveless or hooded shirts
  • Bare midriffs
  • Open-toed shoes

Where and How to Find Norfolk County Inmate Information?

Norfolk County maintains a database of jail and inmate records, which it makes available through an online third-party. Interested individuals may also request records or find an inmate in the county jail, by visiting or calling the Sheriff’s Office.

Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office
200 West Street, P.O. Box 149
Dedham, MA 02027
TelePhone: (781) 329-3705

What are Norfolk County Court Records?

Court records are official documents detailing cases tried in judiciary institutions. Judiciary institutions in Norfolk County include the Superior Court, the Probate and Family Court, the Dedham Juvenile Court, and the Dedham District Court. Dockets and calendars for these courts are available on the Massachusetts Trial Court Electronic Case Access portal and the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court of Massachusetts.

Location of all Courts in Norfolk County

Norfolk County Superior Court
650 High Street,
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 326-1600

Brookline District Court
360 Washington Street,
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 232-4660

Dedham District Court
631 High Street,
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 329-4777

Milford District Court
161 West Street,
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: (508) 473-1260
Fax: (508) 634-8477

Quincy District Court
1 Dennis Ryan Parkway,
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 471-1650
Fax: (617) 472-1924

Stoughton District Court
1288 Central Street,
Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: (781) 344-2131
Fax: (781) 341-8744

Wrentham District Court
60 East Street,
Wrentham, MA 02093
Phone: (508) 384-3106
Fax: (508) 384-9454 (Civil)
Fax: (508) 384-5052 (Criminal)

Norfolk Probate and Family Court
35 Shawmut Road,
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: (781) 830-1200
Fax: (781) 830-4310

Central Housing Court - Worcester Session
225 Main Street,
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 831-2050

Eastern Housing Court
24 New Chardon Street,
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 788-6233

Housing Court Administrative Office
Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
24 New Chardon Street,
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 788-6500

Brookline District Court
360 Washington Street,
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 232-4660

Dedham Juvenile Court
55 Allied Drive,
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 329-1500

Quincy Juvenile Court
1 Dennis Ryan Parkway,
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 376-7505

Stoughton Juvenile Court
1288 Central Street,
Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: (781) 329-1500 (M - W)
Phone: (781) 341-9162 (Th - F)
Fax: (781) 341-9161

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What are Norfolk County Vital Records?

In Norfolk County, vital records are official documentations marking the occurrence of crucial events in residents’ lives. Most vital records in Massachusetts are public property and available to anyone who requests them. In Norfolk County, birth, death, and marriage certificates are available from the state’s Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (RVRS). Divorce records are available from the Norfolk Probate and Family Court.

Where and How to Get Norfolk County Divorce Records?

Norfolk Probate and Family Court Clerk makes records of divorce available upon request. To obtain copies of these records, interested persons may make in person or mail requests. To initiate a request by mail, individuals must complete and send a Request for Copies form, along with a check or money order covering copy fees in the mail. The court charges $20 for a certificate of divorce absolute and the first page of a certified copy of a judgment of divorce. Additional pages attract a charge of $1 per page.

Norfolk Probate and Family Court
35 Shawmut Road,
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: (781) 830-1200
Fax: (781) 830-4310
Norfolk, MA 02056

Where and How to Get Norfolk County Marriage Records?

The Norfolk County Town Clerk stores marriage records and makes certificates available to the public. Interested individuals may obtain marriage certificates by completing a submissions form or calling the Town Clerk at (508) 528-1400. If the record exists, the Town Clerk will email the requester a quote to pay by mail. Certificates cost $10 each and requesters can mail payment to:

Town Clerk’s Office
1 Liberty Lane
Norfolk, MA 02056

Where and How to Get Norfolk County Birth Records?

The Norfolk County Town Clerk stores birth records. It also provides certificates to eligible members of the public. Interested individuals may obtain birth certificates by completing a submissions form or calling the Town Clerk at (508) 528-1400. If the record exists, the Town Clerk will email the requester a quote to pay by mail. Certificates cost $10 each and requesters can mail payment to:

Town Clerk’s Office
1 Liberty Lane
Norfolk, MA 02056

Where and How to Get Norfolk County Death Records?

The Norfolk County Town Clerk stores death records and makes certificates available to the public. Interested individuals may obtain death certificates by completing a submissions form or calling the Town Clerk at (508) 528-1400. If the record exists, the Town Clerk will email the requester a quote to pay by mail. Certificates cost $10 each and requesters can mail payment to:

Town Clerk’s Office
1 Liberty Lane
Norfolk, MA 02056

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Norfolk County?

Norfolk County property records are open records. According to the Massachusetts Public Records Act, citizens have the right to inspect and own copies of government records, unless otherwise stated. Anyone in need of a public record can obtain a copy by contacting the agency in charge of keeping it.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Norfolk County

The Norfolk County Register of Deeds maintains the county's property records. Requesters may obtain copies online, by mail, or in person. Certified copies are available for $1 per page by visiting the Customer Service Center at:

649 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

The office is open on weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Residents can also send a request via mail to:

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds
Copy of Document Request
649 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

Copies obtained through the mail will cost $2 for the first page, $1.00 for each extra page requested, per document. Interested parties in need of certified copies should state it on the mail request.

How to Look Up Norfolk County Property Records

The Norfolk County Register of Deeds provides an online search repository for researching property records. Record seekers can conduct a search by name, address, year, book/page, instrument number. The enquirer must provide information on the book/page for records prior to 1900.

There are two available options on the website and these are “Login” and “Free Access”. The Free Access comes at no cost but the login option will require registration and an annual subscription. Searchers who use the log in option can print official copies of scanned images. Unofficial copies are printable for free.

An Application/Service Agreement system is also available for professional customers. Interested parties will need to create an account before they can print clean or unmarked images. Pursuant to MGL Ch.262, s. 38, the Register of Deeds bills $1 per year, and this fee covers printing.

Those who need information on deeds only should use the simplified "Search for Your Deed" tool. The information required for this search is the owner’s name and their town of residence.

Location of Norfolk County Property Assessors

City of Quincy Assessor's Office
Quincy City Hall
1305 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 376-1170

Town of Avon Board of Assessors
Avon Town Hall
65 East Main St
Avon, MA 02322
Phone: (508) 588-0414

Town of Bellingham Assessor's Office
Bellingham Municipal Center
10 Mechanic Street
Bellingham, MA 02019
Phone: (508) 657-2862

Town of Braintree Assessor's Office
Braintree Town Hall
1 JFK Memorial Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: (781) 794-8050

Town of Brookline Assessors
Brookline Town Hall, Room 215
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 730-2060

Town of Canton Assessors Office
Canton Memorial Hall
801 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: (781) 821-5008

Town of Cohasset Board of Assessors
Cohasset Town Hall
41 Highland Avenue
Cohasset, MA 02025
Phone: (781) 383-4114

Town of Dedham Board of Assessors
Dedham Town Administration Building
26 Bryant Street
P.O. Box 306
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 751-9130

Town of Dover Assessor
Dover Town House
2nd Floor
P.O. Box 250
Dover, MA 02030
Phone: (508) 785-0032

Town of Foxborough Assessing Office
Foxborough Town Hall
40 South Street
Foxborough, MA 02035
Phone: (508) 543-1215

Town of Franklin Assessor's Office
Franklin Municipal Building
355 East Central Street
1st Floor
Franklin, MA 02038
Phone: (508) 520-4920

Town of Holbrook Assessor's Office
50 North Franklin Street
Holbrook, MA 02343
Phone: (781) 767-4315

Town of Medfield Board of Assessors
Medfield Town House
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02059
Phone: (508) 906-3015

Town of Medway Board of Assessors and Assessing Department
155 Village Street
Medway, MA 02053
Phone: (508) 533-3203

Town of Millis Assessor
Veterans Memorial Building
900 Main Street
Room 106
Millis, MA 02054
Phone: (508) 376-7049

Town of Milton Assessor
Milton Town Hall
525 Canton Avenue
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: (617) 898-4863

Town of Needham Assessing Office
Needham Town Hall
1471 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Phone: (781) 455-7500

Town of Norfolk Assessors
Norfolk Town Hall
One Liberty Lane
Norfolk, MA 02056
Phone: (508) 528-1120

Town of Norwood Assessors Office
Norwood Town Hall
Room 37
566 Washington Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: (781) 762-1240

Town of Plainville Board of Assessors
142 South Street
P.O. Box 1717
Plainville, MA 02762
Phone: (508) 695-3010

Town of Randolph Assessor
Randolph Town Hall
41 South Main Street
Randolph, MA 02368
Phone: (781) 961-0906

Town of Sharon Assessors
90 South Main Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Phone: (781) 784-1507

Town of Stoughton Assessor
Stoughton Town Hall
10 Pearl Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: (781) 341-1300

Town of Walpole Board of Assessors
135 School Street
Walpole, MA 02081
Phone: (508) 660-7315

Town of Wellesley Board of Assessors
Wellesley Town Hall
525 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: (781) 431-1019

Town of Westwood Board of Assessors
Westwood Town Hall
580 High Street
Westwood, MA 02090
Phone: (781) 326-1904

Town of Weymouth Assessing Department
Weymouth Town Hall
75 Middle Street
Weymouth, MA 02189
Phone: (781) 682-3852

Town of Wrentham Assessors
Wrentham Town Hall
79 South Street
Wrentham, MA 02093
Phone: (508) 384-5408